BALA Town boss Colin Caton wasn't too happy his side was practising penalties ahead of the Nathaniel MG Cup final.

But he's now delighted they did as the Lakesiders saw off holders Connah's Quay Nomads in a dramatic shootout.

The final in Cefn Druids ended up 0-0 and Bala claimed the cup for the first time when keeper Alex Ramsay saved from Michael Wilde.

Speaking to S4C's Sgorio after the final whistle, Caton admitted: "Practised them on Tuesday, which I didn't agree with, but the penalties were great.

"I thought we deserved it, I don't think they had a shot on goal in the second half and we were down to 10 men for all of the second half, basically.

"Great desire, great everything and great to get a cup that we've never won before."

Bala were down to 10 men towards the end of the first half with the dismissal of Lassana Mendes.

Caton added: "We said at half-time they were going to have a lot of possession.

"They were going to get balls in the box and stuff, but I don't think they did.

"Mike Wilde's there, a target man, he didn't have crosses to feed on and they didn't punish us and they made subs that asked questions of us.

"Our back-four was immense.

"We knew they were always going to have a chance. We took a chance with putting... Newell up top and then Roscrow up top.

"You know, we could have sat back but we went for it.

"Great, fantastic for everyone involved with the club."